Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

image.pngCases of measles are rising in our communities.

Letters and text messages will be sent out from the NHS throughout February. These are reminders that children and young adults need two doses of the MMR vaccination for protection against measles. Vaccine appointments can be booked through your GP or using one of our walk-in clinics. 

Walk-in vaccination services

Please pop-in, you can also just come and talk to the team about the vaccine. They are there to answer any questions you have.

  • Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0FJ
    Every Tuesday - 9am – 4:45pm. Click here to book
  • CP House, 97-107 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, W5 5TL
    Every Wednesday - 9am – 4:45pm. Click here to book

Date Site Address Opening hours Vaccinations available
29 February  St Raphael's Children's Centre Rainborough Cl, London, NW10 0TR 10:00 - 16:00 Flu MECC, MMR
8 March Vaccination Bus - Harlesden Methodist Church  25 High St, London NW10 4NE 11:00 - 17:00 Flu, MECC, MMR
12 March Vaccination Bus - Ealing Town Hall New Broadway, London, W5 2BY 10:00 - 16:00 Flu, MECC, MMR
14 March Willesden Sport Centre Donnington Road, Willesden, NW10 3QX 11:00 - 17:00 Flu, MECC, MMR
21 March Ealing Road Library Coronet Parade, Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4BA 11:00 - 17:00 Flu, MECC, MMR
22 March Vaccination Bus - Kilburn High Road 307-311 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR 11:00 - 17:00 Flu, MECC, MMR
26 March Vaccination Bus - Kingsbury Library Kingsbury Road, NW9 9HE 11:00 - 17:00 Flu, MECC, MMR
Information about measles and the vaccination

Measles spreads very easily among those who are unvaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools. Measles can be a very unpleasant illness and in some children can be very serious and lead to hospitalisation – and in rare cases tragically can cause death. Vaccines are our best line of defence against diseases like measles and help stop outbreaks occurring in the community.

Measles usually starts with cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash a few days later. Some people may also get small spots in their mouth.  Initial symptoms may include a high temperature, a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, a cough, red, sore, watery eyes and then a rash usually appears a few days after the cold-like symptoms.  

Please contact your GP if you suspect measles and further details regarding symptoms
can be found here

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness, so anyone with symptoms is advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the surgery or A&E, to prevent the illness spreading further. 

Protection from measles

  • We are calling on all parents and guardians to make sure their children are up to date with their two MMR doses. To see if your child is up to date with their MMR vaccines, check your child’s personal child health record (PCHR), known as the red book, or contact your GP practice. 

When are children offered the vaccination?

  • Children are offered the first dose of the MMR vaccine when aged one year and the second dose aged 3 years 4 months. 
  • In NW London our vaccination teams are visiting schools and community venues to make access to the vaccination easier.
  • It is never too late to catch up. The MMR vaccine is free on the NHS, whatever your age. If anyone has missed one or both doses of the MMR vaccine, contact your GP practice to book an appointment.

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